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and it is in that spirit that i commend this statement to the house! >> across great britain, public and political outrage has been boiling over claims of police bribery, phone hacking and a heartless abuse of power. james and rupert murdoch walked into parliament knowing that they had to tamp down some of that public anger so did they succeed some atika shubert is in london now. what are the people saying on the streets, atika? >> reporter: well, the remark that most people are really focused on is one of the mps, tom watson really grilled rupert murdoch and bluntly asked him do you think you are ultimately responsible for this whole fias fiasco. murdoch said, no. that it was the people underneath him he had hired and who he had trusted. that's where the fault lies. now, where do we go from here is now the question. remember, there are actually two police investigators ongoing. one on phone hacking and one on police payments and as cameron pointed out in a statement to parliament today, there is a judicial inquiry now under way and 12 months' time we do expect to see a report on that and both james murdo
britain where he's already shut down one newspaper. where we know people's cell phones were hacked and where today, murdoch and his son and former employee faced members of parliament in a hearing. both murdochs tried to stay above the fray and then the fray came to them in the form of a guy with a cream pie aimed right at the face of the patriarch. it was that kind of day. it's been that kind of scandal. we begin our reporting here tonight with nbc's stephanie gosk in london, stephanie, good evening. >> reporter: good evening. brian. the police were armed with machine guns outside the front doors of parliament today, a good indication it was not going to be business as usual. many here in london said today that this was one of the most important days in parliament's history. the murdochs made a business out of covering the story. today, they were the story. the man who runs the second largest media company in the world side-by-side with his son, in front of members of parliament. apologetic. >> i would just like to say one sentence. this has been the most humble day of my life. >>
. in the 1960s he moved into britain, buying up the "news of the world" and later the "times" of london. in the '70s he took aim at new york where he'd add the "new york post" and the "wall street journal." his satellite t.v. empire includes the fox network in the u.s., sky in europe, star tv in asia. >> i love the free market. it's certainly been very good to me. >> reporter: but the same market is now punishing him, while stock in news corporation rebounded today, it's fallen 12% since the scandal began. >> my company has 52,000 employees. i have led it for 57 years and i have made my share of mistakes. >> reporter: those mistakes might sink another c.e.o., but murdoch still controls 38% of the voting stock of news corporation. he does not, however, own a controlling interest in his reputation says "vanity fair's" sara ellison. >> to the extent that he can survive as the same kind of powerful entity i think is really in question. the spell is broken. people who believed in him as a genius business executive now really don't anymore. >> reporter: only recently "forbes" magazine ranked
, thank you. >>> meantime, to the political fire storm playing out overseas tonight. britain's prime minister today, the latest to take a very public lashing as the scandal that's rocked billionaire rupert murdoch heightens. today, lawmakers sounded off about it and loudly. abc's jeffrey kofman is in london. >> reporter: the british, they are so polite. except when it comes to polit politics. >> the reply that he send -- >> reporter: that's david cameron, the british prime minister. >> you know -- >> reporter: today, facing 138 withering questions from the opposition. >> he just doesn't get it. >> reporter: no american president gets subjected to a verbal pounding like this. >> he should apologize for the catastrophic era of judgment he made. >> reporter: the issue? is cameron too close to murdoch? >> it shows my staff behaved entirely properly. >> reporter: they call this a debate. >> order! >> reporter: but to the speaker of the house, it is, well, childish. >> calm themselves, keep on an even keel. it's better for their health and for the house. >> reporter: this scandal may not s
rupert murdoch's testimony in britain's phone hacking scandal. take a look. >> whoa! >> you saw the woman in the pink suit, she was seen knocking the plate away from murdoch. that's his wife. the protester identified as british comedian johnny marbles was whisked away by police. he was trying to to the pie in the face prank. as for the testimony before parliament which is gripping the united kingdom, murdoch and his son james apologized for the hacking. rupert murdoch explained the paper at the center of the scandal, "news of the world," constitutes less than 1% of his global empire news corp. >> to say we are hands off is wrong. i work a ten or 12-hour day, and i cannot tell you the multitude of issues that i have to handle every day. >> murdoch and his son maintained they were not responsible for any wrongdoing. they say their chief lieutenants who were in charge should be punished. >>> california senator dianne feinstein is fighting for the rights of same-sex couples. tonight the interstate judiciary committee will hear testimony on a bill she introduced to repeal the defensive marriag
of the world's biggest media markets. the u.s., great britain, france and germany more big brands like coca-cola have been starting--have started switching to more facebook adds as social media becomes more popular. mayor michael bloomberg is challenging silicone valley saying that he wanted new york city to take the title as the world's capital of technology. he is offering nearly free real-estate and up to $100 million in infrastructure upgrades to a university that will commit to creating a world-class science and engineering campus in his city of course, blumberg says that a city could help launch 22,000 local jobs in just a decade. already stanford and cornell have expressed interest. >> a live look outside from the golden gate bridge you can see mostly clear skies a little bit of fog rolling in the we will see mainly clear skies overnight. coastal fog early in the morning the fog will clear up by noon. who have much warmer conditions getting back into the middle and upper 90s in some spots. a look at fog tracker for tomorrow, not much to look at. hope by the 8:00 a.m. hour it would b
. >> reporter: still, the verdict in britain is that murdoch couldn't have asked for better publicity from the pie attack during yesterday's parliamentary committee meeting. it deflected some attention from phone hacking, bribery, and corruption on to wendy murdoch, the press verdict, what a wife. >> she was terrific revelation. my goodness, she brought those proceedings to life. >> murdoch is not off by a long shot. he and his son james could be asked to return to answer more questions. >> there are sure to be more hearings and there are sure to be more evidence. things will come out. other shoes will drop. >> reporter: cameron today said inquiry into the scandal would be wise to include broadcasters and social media. he also said he wanted to turn his attention to more pressing matters of government, like the economy. but this is one scandal that won't go away. brian? >> martin fletcher in our london bureau tonight. thanks. >>> when we come back here in new york, how one family could help find treatments, maybe even a cure for alzheimer's. >>> and later, used and abandoned by drug dealer
. >>> to the phone hacking and bribery scandal ripping great britain. david cameron in the hot seat right now and british lawmakers are questioning him about hiring a former editor of rupert murdoch's "news of the world" tabloid. they questioned murdoch himself yesterday. on this side of the atlantic, attorney general eric holder says he would welcome a meeting with families of 9/11 victims who are concerned that their phones may have been hacked. the fbi is investigating whether news corp. targeted 9/11 victims and whether any laws may be broken. >>> all systems are go for the space shuttle atlantis's final landing. the astronauts tested the flight systems and everything checked out perfectly. scheduled the land at 5:56 a.m. tomorrow morning. the forecast is looking great. >>> 75 degrees outside. >> more than 20 states in the grip of a heat wave. temperatures in our area are still climbing. >> we will have another check [ child's voice ] ooh, that looks good. [ child's voice ] can i have some? [ child's voice ] you guys should rock paper, scissors for it. ok. [ chuckles ] best of thr
scandal in britain, david cameron will be in the hot seat today. british lawmakers will question the prime minister about hiring the former editor of the news of the world tabloid to be its communications chief. lawmakers questioned rupert murdoch yesterday. >>> attorney general eric holder says that he would welcome a meeting with families of 9/11 victims who are concerned that their funds may have been hacked. the fbi is investigating whether news corp. targeted 9/11 victims and whether any laws make an unbroken. >>> all systems are go for the space shuttle atlantis' final landing. the astronauts tested the flight systems and everything checked out perfectly. atlantis is scheduled to land at the kennedy space center at 5:56 tomorrow morning. nasa says the forecast is looking great so far. that's different from when it took off. >> fortunately, they got caught off in time. our temperatures today 94 degrees already. 5:36 is the time. >> are your favorite restaurant tipping the scales when it comes to calories? who wins this year's winseating award. >> sizzling temperatures in our area stil
: a reasonable poll shows 60% of britains think murdoch through his powerful newspaper group has far too much influence in british politics. influence cameron says he's been open about. >> what i've set out is not just meetings that are business meetings, official meetings with media executives and proprietors, but also private meetings as well. >> reporter: so it was even more embarrassing for cameron when rupert murdoch facing his own grilling by british lawmakers said he was invited to the prime minister's home at number 10 downing street after last year's election as a thank you for his support, but told to arrive in secret. >> why did you enter the back door to number 10 when you visited the prime minister following the last general election? >> because i was asked to. >> why would that be? >> to avoid photographers in the front, i imagine. i don't know, i was asked. i just did what i was told. >> reporter: cameron was invited murdoch executives to his home and official country residence 26 names in just over a year, including murdoch's son james, and the former c.e.o. rebekah brooks who
>>> good morning. britain's prime minister facing tough questions this morning about what he knew and when he knew it when it comes to the phone-hacking scandal opinion this a day after wild hearing walk rupert murdoch grilled while his wife wendi jumped to his offense from a pie-throwing prankster live on london for the latest. >>> american airlines announces $85 billion blan to buy a praned new fleet of planbrand-new flee planes. >>> deal or no deal. new hope on those deadlock washington budget talks as a possible break through plan and even some republicans are praising. tell you what it is and what it means for your wallet "early" this wednesday morning, july 20th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning. welcome to "the early show" on wednesday, july 20th. i'm chris wragge. >> i'm rebecca jarvis. erica hill is off this morning. >>> britain's tabloid scandal, prime minister david cameron faces questions in parliament today why he hired a former "news of the woshled" editor connected to phone hacking. our own jeff glor has made his way to london for the very latest on t
have been hacked. in britain today, the prime minister david cameron was forced to depend b himself in this exploding scandal during a very contentious session of parliament. our senior international correspondent dan rivers is in london. >> wolf, from the committee rum where rupert murdoch was grilled to the main chamber in the house of commons, the phone hacking story continues. there was a debate in which the prime minister david cameron faced a barrage of questions about his hiring of andy callson, tcallso coulson. >> the pattern of events suggests that the prime minister and those around him made every effort not to hear the facts. in the last week, we have become aware of five opportunities for the prime minister or his staff to have acted on specific information that would have surely led him to change his mind about mr. coulson, all were declined. >> but the prime minister insisted that he did everything he could. >> the ininquiry should consider not just the relationship between the press, police and politicians but their individual conduct, too. and we also made clear the
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. and it is in that spirit that i commend this statement to the house. >> it's no exaggeration to say britain's very foundations are shaken by the lengths to which some london muckrakers allegedly went to find the scoop. just yesterday rupert murdoch, his son james and newspaper corp. former top british executive, rebekah brooks, they were hauled before a parliamentary committee. this followed the resignations of britain's top two police officials whose own phone hack investigations went nowhere and were blasted today by parliament. and then, of course, there is the prime minister, david cameron. he is facing the single biggest crisis of his 15 months as prime minister. my colleague dan rivers has been watching the latest spectacle. a lot of people are wondering, is cameron's leadership really under threat here? >> reporter: well, it's certainly under pressure. and the house of commons at its worst can be a real sort of bear pit. it's noisy, it's rowdy, it's impolite. that's exactly what it was like today with david cameron facing some 130 different questions about phone hacking and specifically abo
susan boyle and her amazing voice, blew everyone away, moved some people to tears on "britain's got talent"? remember that. "kor "korea's got talent" has got its own susan boyle. living on the street, sleeping in staircases and public toilets as a kid. the story and performance are now an internet sensation. that is why now it's trending. watch this from my colleague, paula hancocks. >> reporter: trying to calm those last-minute nerves. choy seems just like thousands of other hopefuls on "korea's got talent." but he's not. >> reporter: for the next ten years, he lived on the streets selling gum and energy drinks. he slept in stairwells or public toilets. >> reporter: and then came this. ♪ >> reporter: this powerful baritone voice from a 22-year-old is as impressive as his determination to pull himself from the streets to the stage. ♪ >> reporter: his rendition of the italian song, "my fantasy," reduced the judges and the audience to tears. he says he still feels a little uncomfortable being part of the competition. >> reporter: but he did make it through. coming out on top in th
. >> looks good. >>> all right, first britain's ime minister is on the hot seat today in the phone hacking scandal. david cameron cut short a trip to africa in order to answer questions from parliament. >> of course it would be hard to top the drama that unfolded when rupert murdoch and his son testified. abc's scott goldberg explains why. >> reporter: it was about two hours into the hearing when a man apparently carrying a shaving cream pie, stormed rupert murdoch and called him a greedy billionaire. murdoch's wife sprang to action. police handcuffed the attacker. murdoch was shaken but okay. it was the point of highest drama in a civil but tense exchange with british lawmakers. >> this is the most humbled day of my life. >> reporter: both murdoch and his son james apologized for the phone hacking scandal that's threatening the core of their company. >> these actions do not live up to the standards that our company aspires to everywhere around the world. >> reporter: news corporation has been reeling for two weeks since the murdochs shut down the british tabloid "news the world." that was
agents arrested 14 people in nine states as well as dc britain and netherlands accused of hacking major u.s. companies. cyber crimes were allegedly committed in retaliation for companies severing ties to wikileaks. >>> 11 minutes past the hour. we are monitoring metro for you letting you know which station has several esculators out of service. >> having trouble trimming your waistline there may be a reason why your diet is not working straight ahead. >> as we head to break let's look at 395, pentagon looks good main lanes. >> keeping an eye on your favorite summer time songs on facebook. the doobie brothers, taking it to the streets. 7:12 a.m.  >>> welcome back it is 7:15 a.m., is this going to be the hottest day this week today? >> no. >> we have another one to go? >> we have a lot to look forward to. >> yeah, we do. >> i look forward to next week. >> maybe -- maybe by next week we can -- >> is that your headline? >> take a look no relief until next week. >> oh, i guessed good guess then. >> yeah, maybe by next tuesday upper 80s. >> sounds wonderful these days. >>
to cause dust-ups in britain. news corp, the parent company of the now defunked tabloid as well as fox news. senior foreign affairs correspondent greg palkot is in london with the latest. >> reporter: embattled prime minister david cameron cut short trip to africa to appear at the british parliament house of commons and it turned in raucous exchange where cameron had to defend his role in the growing phone hacking scandal here. that involved allegations of wrongdoing at the now close "news of the world" newspaper. owned by rupert murdock's news corp. cameron is under fire for hiring as his press chief the former editor of the paper andy coleson who later left the role and was arrested. >> with 20/20 hindsight and all that followed i would not have offered him the job and i expect he wouldn't have taken it. >> operation labor party leader didn't leave him off the hook. >> the prime minister, mr. speaker, was caught in a tragic conflict of loyalty. between the integrity that people should expect of him and his staff. and his perm allegiance to mr. coleson. he made the wrong choice. >> cameron
but they would vigorously contest its claims. >>> r. >>> britain's phone hacking scandal. david cameron faced questions from hundreds of lawmakers today. media giant rupert murdoch is at the center of the scandal. and murdoch's only backer appears to be his wife. >> this is the most humble day of my life. >> reporter: if the old saying is true, behind every successful man, there is a woman, it probably also helps if she has a good right hook. >> oh! >> reporter: 42-year-old wendy dang murdoch wasted no time when a heckler tried to stuff a foam pie in his face. >> everybody is wondering who she is. >> she is rupert murdoch's third wife. raised by working-class parents. >> she grew up in china, playing volleyball, which may explain the great swing. >> she came to the u.s. in 1988 on a student visa. >> she moved here, actually ended up marrying her host father, after having an affair with him. >> reporter: in 1996, deng, single again, but now with a green occurred, graduated from yale with a business degree. >> did very well and became an intern at star. which is one of murdoch's companies in as
in britain where rupert murdock is a large figure and has a large role in the nation's media. a little bit surprising is the extent of the coverage in the united states. it's been something that touched gleeful about it from some of our and our boss mr. murdock's competitors. unmistakable. >> thanks. the f.b.i. arrested 16 members of the hacking group anonymous today in a sweep that stretched across the country. agents issued 30 to 40 search warrants. the group has claimed responsibility for numerous cyber attack against government and corporate websites around the world. the a.t.f. gun running operation known as operation fast and furious resulted in nearly two dozen arrests. but most of the people arrested were released. almost immediately. correspondent william la jeunesse looks into why. >> hi. >> hi. i'm looking for mr. carille? >> what is it regarding? >> are you aware of the gun indictment, the indictment regarding purchase of fire arms? >> at the center of fast and furious, 20 defendants all accused of trafficking guns to mexico. >> we feel very strongly that we have completely dis
a long process of trying to sneak across the border. >> and later, britain's prime minister cuts short a trip to africa to testify in the tabloid phone hacking scandal. >> one thing that a lack of sleep makes you focus on more clearly and a word of advice about this. watch out for your frenemies, next. >>> health officials warning a california company is still selling a kind of pet frog known to carry salmonela. they stopped shipping the frog, and the cdc found they made more than 20 people sick, most of them, children. despite the warning, the company resumed selling the frogs last month. the company has not commented on this. >>> new research finds obesity is behind the most common form of breast cancer in older women. the records of more than 6,000 post menopausal women had hormone sensitive tumors found too much fat in the body raises hormone levels, alcohol and cigarettes were the next biggest factors. >>> and german researcher nouz believe a pregnant mother's stress can have a lasting affect on the baby and found women highly stressed during pregnancy that, can trigger changes fr
. >> two-step process as you said. >>> today britain's prime minister found himself in a firing line over the intense debate of the phone hacking scandal. accused of getting too close to some of rupert murdoch's executives. charlie d'agata reports from london. >> order. >> reporter: british lawmakers took aim at the prime minister in a heated debate over the phone-hacking scandal. >> you live and you learn and believe you me i have learned. >> reporter: cameron is taking heat for hiring his former communications chief andy coleson. he was editor at rupert murdoch's "news of the world" when journalists hacked into the voice mails of murder victims and politicians. >> with 20/20 hind sight and all that has followed i would not have offered him the job and i expect that he wouldn't have taken it. >> it is not about hindsight, mr. speaker, it is not about whether he lied to him, it is about all the information and warnings that the prime minister ignored. >> reporter: now that collison has been arrested the prime minister is under even more pressure to distance himself from the scandal. >> so
is restricted to britain. right across the world you got a problem that police forces are accountable to government and yet independent from them. and we must never compromise operational independence and this goes to some of the questions i was asked earlier. we musn't move to a system where you have politicians stepping in to say, why haven't you rerun this investigation. why haven't you arrested that person? we ought to think for a moment where that would lead. but i think it does make it all the more important that police leadership is strong and they are called to account when they fail. and that's why we're introducing directly elected police and crime commissioners to bring that kind of accountability to policing. i give way to the secretary chairman. >> i'm grateful to my right honorable friend and i'm grateful to the point he just made does he know not agree that he needs to be clear beyond a doubt, that it should not begin or indeed should begin. >> you're absolutely right. we must maintain operational independence. the point about the police commissioners is calling the pol
. be careful out there. >> balmy. >>> pretty hot in the uk as this continues, this story here. britain's prime minister will feel the heat as he answers questions from parliament about the phone-hacking scandal. that's after media mogul rupert murdoch and his son testified yesterday. the bbc's nick robinson reports from london. >> reporter: the policemen, in case you wondered, are there to protect rupert and james murdoch, not take them in for questioning. the 80-year-old tycoon's wife wendi was behind him, offering physical and emotional support. his son and once heir apparent sat anxiously and protectively at his side throughout. >> i would like to say as well just how sorry i am and how sorry we are. >> reporter: they were sorry. they were humble. but whose fault was the criminality in their company? >> mr. murdoch, do you accept ultimately you are responsible for this whole fiasco? >> no. >> you are not responsible? who is responsible? >> the people that i trusted to run it and then maybe the people they trusted. >> reporter: who that was, he wouldn't say. >> this is not an excuse. maybe i
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in london after interrupting rupert murdoch's testimony in britain's phone hacking scandal. the woman in pink seen knocking the plate way from murdoch is his wife. the protestor identified as british comedian joany mu yy ma did it. he said "news of the world" is less than 1% of his company. >> hands off is wrong. i work a 10 or 12-hour day, and i cannot tell you the multitude of issues that i have to handle every day. >> murdoch and his son maintained they weren't responsible for the wrongdoing. others were, and they must be punished. >>> nobody can say bill gates ever flushed away an opportunity to impact the world. the bill and melinda gates foundation is launching a program to revint the toilet. $42 million in grants will fund projects to develop a more sanitary system of disposing human waste in underdeveloped couldn countries. they're looking at how human waste can be turned into energy. a team at stanford is proposing a system in kenya. >>> these bay startups are trying to help you look sharp on the cheap. >>> try to follow in the foot accepts of the san francisco giants. the ba
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. that's when the phone hacking scandal started gaining more momentum here in britain. that means it's wiped off about $5 billion off his market capitalization. nevertheless, the stock did rally about 5.5% yesterday as rupert murdoch and his son james gave testimony to the parliamentary select committee here in the united kingdom, spiked significantly higher when james murdoch himself made a number of comments about transparency at the company. but this has affected the value of the shares that the murdoch family own. they've lost about $750 million on their own stake. wouldn't feel too sorry for them, ali. they still own shares that are worth more than $5 billion in total. >> nobody ever wants to lose money though, do they? good to see you this morning. i'm check in with you later. let's go to jacqui jeras live in atlanta in the weather center. activity in the tropics that might be of concern to us? >> good morning. we've been watching tropical storm bret, winds about 50 miles per hour. it will stay offshore. the good news is we're not expecting this to bring showers and thunderstor
of people in the united states and in britain watching the grilling of rupert murdoch yesterday, but when the testimony was interrupted by a protester with a cream pie, all eyes turned to the woman in pink who instantly got up and punched the protester open-handed, bam. the woman was none other than rupert murdoch's wife, wend wendi deng. >> reporter: she had her husband's back from the beginning. at times leaning forward as if willing rupert murdoch on. and when it counted, leaping forward. young, athletic, a former volleyball player in high school, aggressively protecting her 80-year-old husband from the pie-throwing attacker. >> watching him so carefully that she was the first to be able to get up and before anyone else, swat away this aggressor. >> reporter: she is rupert murdoch's glamorous chinese-born third wife, widely viewed as a huge asset to his businesses in china and in social and charitable circles here in the u.s. now she is a celebrity among celebrities, a standout even among political and business elite. 38 years younger than the media baron, she first met him when she wa
and i came here with great respect for all of you, the parliament and people of britain you represent. this is the most humble day of my career. and all that has happened i know that we needed to be here today. james and i would like to see how sorry we are for what has happened especially with regard to people's crime. >> our company has 52,000, i fled for 57 years and i've made my share of mistakes many countries and hard-working journalists. i learned that nearly 200 newspapers come for different sizes and countless stories of the families of the world at no time do i remember being as second as when the family had to endure which i think his last. nor do i have recall things as angry as when i was told that the news of the world could have compounded their distress. i want to thank keefer graciously giving me the opportunity to apologize in person. i would like all the victims of the phone hacking to know how completely and deeply sorry i am. apologizing cannot take place with his happened but still, i want them to know my regret of the horrible invasions' of their lives. i unders
has some answers. >>> all the way to the top. britain's prime minister forced to testify before parliament today in connection with that tabloid phone-hacking scandal. a day after rupert murdoch denied any knowledge of wrongdoing. his testimony interrupted by a protester with a pie. >>> and swept away. three hikers feared dead after reportedly getting caught in a dangerous current and pulled over a big waterfall at yosemite national park. and searchers are out looking for their bodies today wednesday, july 20th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >> announcer: live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> and i'm ann curry. as you see, it's 76 degrees already at 7:00 a.m. here in new york city. and new york is one of 32 states under a heat advisory warning today. >> i think you can see that shot from above, the haze that's hanging over the city. apparently a lot of the country is trapped inside what people are calling a heat dome. inside that dome temperatures in the 90s and
the united states were not japan and germany, they were actually russia and great britain who were our allies. the british actually had a thing they called the rumor factory in washington which was there to just kind of spread rumors about the germans. people like ian fleming, the guy that wrote james bond, he kind of worked the u.s. cocktail party circuit trying to get american to support the british. boy, this sure isn't new. jon: the allegation here is that this guy helped funnel about $4 million of cash to various members of congress who would be able to, you know, influence u.s. policy or maybe vote on u.s. policy especially with regard to kashmir. that portion of disputed territory that lies between india and pakistan. both nations claim it as their own. >> yeah. well, all i can say is, you know, the pakistani intelligence service could have used that money a lot better fighting terrorists back in pakistan. look, the odds of floating around a little money like that, moving u.s. policy on kashmir are zero. kashmir is a flash point issue between india and pakistan. the last thing the unit
phone hacking scandal in britain. rupert murdoch talk for the british lawmakers he was the owner of the news of the world tabloid his other holdings include fox news. emily has more on the questions which are threatening to bring down rupert murdoch's media empire. >> members of the british parliament did not give rupert murdoch a chance for opening remarks did not stop him from making a statement. >> i would just like to say one sentence. this is the most humble day of my life. >> lawmakers honed in on what murdoch and his son james to also testified about what they may know about the phone hacking including murder victims, politicians and celebrities. murdoch says that he has no knowledge of hacking or settlements paid to hacking victims. >> do you except you are responsible for the whole fiasco? >> no. >> if you are not then who? >> the people that i trusted in then maybe the people that they trusted. >> murdoch says that this tabloid is less and 1 percent of his corporation including fox news and the wall street journal. but information has spread saying that they pai
britain's prime minister faces tough questions this morning about what he knew and when he knew it, when it comes to the phone hacking scandal. this a day after a wild hearing that saw media mogul rupert murdoch grilled while his wife wendy jumped to an attack from a pie throwing prankster. live to london for the latest. >>> american airlines announces an $85 billion plan to buy a brand new fleet of planes. what it could mean for the economy and jobs in the united states. >>> deal or new deal? new hope for the budget talks. a possible break-through plan, president obama, even some republicans are praising. what it could mean for your wallet "early" this wednesday morning, july 20th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs >> good morning, welcome to "the early show" here on wednesday, july 20th, i'm chris wragge. >> i'm rebecca jarvis. erica hill is off this morning. >>> prime minister david cameron faces questions in parliament over where he hired a former news editor from a newspaper that faces questions over phone hacking. jeff, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you from london.
saturday and have the flag out all weekend long. back to you. >> thank you. >>> britain's prime minister answered tough questions from parliament this morning about miss former communications cheap. david cameron defended his decision to hire andy kolston. he resigned from the tabloid after -- after a reporter and investigator were jailed. colst to. n is one of then arrested. mr. camny ron says his former chief is innocent until proven guilty. >>> british actor hugh grant has won a legal victory relating to the hacking case. today a judge that they must hand over information to him. the ruling comes after police told grant there bass evidence his voice mail may have been intersented -- there was evidence his voice mail may have been intercepted. >>> during testimony yesterday, rupert murdoch said there was no evidence that ever occurred about police officers and 911 victims' phone calls. >>> still to come -- the changes the rangers are about to make to their stadium. >>> and why the city is asking whether you will pay $80 each year in texas -- each year in taxes. >>> the city will ask vo
. host: how are tabloid journalists viewed in britain, coming from somebody who is a broad sheet reporter? is it "the new york times," "the national enquirer" -- guest: that is a good comparison. tabloid journalists rank as the least trusted people in the country. host: thanks for being with us. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2010] 2011. i hereby appoint the honorable daniel webster to act as speaker pro tempore on this day. signed, john boehner, speaker of the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the order of the house of january 5, 2011, the chair will now recognize members from lists submitted by the majority and minority leaders for morning hour debate. the chair will alternate recognition between the parties with each party limited to one hour and each member other than the majority and minority leaders and the minority whip limited to five minutes each, but in no event will we continue past 11:50 a.m. the chair recognizes the gentleman from texas, mr. poe, for five minutes. mr. poe:
guidelines are no near as forceful as some countries like france, britain and israel that has proposed legislation for companies to identify when their ads have been altered. some celebrities have spoken about extreme retouching. kate winslet took legal action for making her too thin and brad pitt ask his "w" magazine cover not be retouched. i got to tell you that sometimes i think my life would be better if i was 10 pounds thinner. how messed up is that? i told that to the ama guy and he says, blame these magazines. >> you don't need retouching quite frankly and i do blame the magazines for making you think that you must be perfect. magazines won't go along with this. with any change, right? >> yeah, the ama is hoping that they'll listen to these guidelines and the girl scouts of america loved what they're doing but the reality of the situation is, you know, photographers and the media and the campaigns really don't want to change anything. >> so talking about the 10 pounds, when the guy made your face fatter. >> he made -- it was really cool set called portrait professional, the p
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